At Stanford Hospital & Clinics’ patient-centered medical home program, enrolling a patient in the home is a multi-hour process to gather data supporting complex care management by understanding the patient’s health history and present status, pharmacy history, socio-economic status and home life,

The need for medical homes in the delivery system supported with dashboard-based data analytics was apparent, as the five percent most expensive patients account for 50 percent of medical costs, says Jorge Wilson, director of clinical and business analytics at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. “We spend too much time right now addressing people in critical care or when they present themselves in the emergency department,” he noted during a presentation at Health Data Management’s Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago.

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